I saw this on Tempis Fugit:
I have to say, it gets a bit tiring having to explain the concept of “just walk away” so many times. Unless we’re talking about something that is a crime, most issues can be handled by a simple “Don’t like it? Don’t shop/go/look/buy there.”
Don’t like gay marriage? Don’t attend any.
Don’t like Wal-Mart or Starbucks? Don’t shop there or work there.
Don’t like violence on TV? Don’t watch TV.
Don’t like pornographic magazines? Don’t look at them.
Don’t like companies who make large profits? Don’t purchase their products or services.
There is no “right to remain unoffended.” Screw you and your sensibilities. Freedom trumps your feelings every time. We need less regulation, not more. We need more freedom, not less.
And just think about this, O protectors of America: If enough people just walk away, these offensive people/places/things will cease to be. I believe this to be the very principle that our country was founded on.
We have a right and obligation to stand up for what we believe to be right. However, we do not have a right to force our views on others. At times, it may be a fine line between our social obligation and forcing our morals on others, but that is the line we must walk.